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EARRING
NORTH AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: E/ 1327
Culture: TLINGIT, TON-TA QWAN
Locale: AK, TONGASS ISLAND, TONGASS, TON-TA QWAN
Region: NORTHWEST COAST
Country: USA
Material: IVORY, ABALONE
Dimensions: L:6.8 W:2.5 (in CM)
Subject: RAVEN'S HEAD
Acquisition Year: 1894 [PURCHASE]
Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.
Keywords: EARRING
Category: COSTUME
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Exhibition History:
BODY ART: MARKS OF IDENTITY. AMNH, NEW YORK, NY. November 1999 - May 2000
Exhibition Label: Ear ornaments. Abalone shell, bone. Tlingit. 19th century. Note the resemblance of the bottom ornament to the tail of a whale, one of the most important animals of the Northwest Coast.
Additional Resources:
RECIPROCAL RESEARCH NETWORK (Online tool to facilitate reciprocal and collaborative research about cultural heritage from the Northwest Coast of British Columbia)


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